Talk:Ghasidas

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Conflicts of Interest and Social Animosity - Caution[edit]

I read the page. I am not sure how unbiased the various parts of the information or their presentation in this page is: many taken directly from the reports (including one of pre-independence India at the time of extreme hatred between communities) prepared by individuals belonging to social segments with direct enmity to subject of their reports.

Readers should keep in mind that there is at least a century of extreme hostility leading to conspiracies, hand to hand fight and murders between Satnamis who rejected and made fun of traditional Hindu thoughts and practices and Hindus who considered these Satnamis sacrilegious for such thinking: you can infer this also by reading the current wiki content. The relation between Satnamis and caste Hindus is same as is between Jews and Muslims. Therefore, readers should be warned not to expect any unbiased presentation on Satnamis by writers who are caste Hindus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.99.238.56 (talk) 08:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)


WP:INDIA Banner/chhattisgarh workgroup Addition[edit]

{{WP India}} with chhattisgarh workgroup parameters was added to this article talk page because the article falls under Category:Chhattisgarh or its subcategories. Should you feel this addition is inappropriate , please undo my changes and update/remove the relavent categories to the article -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 11:17, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Tried writing Ghasi Das[edit]

Couldn't find this article before, tried starting a new one that found this already existed. Here's my draft in case we want to incorporate anything: MatthewVanitas (talk) 17:33, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Ghasi Das (1756-1850CE[1]) was the initiator of the Satnami sect of Hinduism in the early 19th century. Ghasi Das was an "untouchable" farm servant in Girod, Raipur district who preached Satnam to a number of low-caste Indians, particularly the Chamars of Chhattisgarh.[2] Ghasi Das's guruship was carried on by his son, Balakdas, following Ghasi Das' death in 1850.

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What the heck, wipe and rewrite[edit]

The current version of the article is unforgiveably bad, and despite a re-cock of the tags most of them have been applied since 2010 or earlier. Nobody has done substantive work to truly address this ground-up disaster in years (though many have nobly chipped away at it). As has been suggested in some edit summaries, I'm just going to do a wipe and re-write from scratch, setting a proper bar for actual sourcing. MatthewVanitas (talk) 17:39, 9 April 2012 (UTC)